Logical entities that contain data in a filesystem. Use this tag if your question: is about programs that create files (e.g. gzip, tar, zip); deals with characteristics of files (permissions, size, path/location); or is about management of files (renaming, listing, moving, removing). For operating ...

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sh script containing perl element does not produce same output via crontab as manual execution

I tried posting this on Stackexchange but I think I may have more chance of a correct answer here as its very linux specific. I have an sh script which updates data in a csv, then runs a perl script (...
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Recursive move (`mv -rn`, like `cp -rn`), a move that will only move not present files

Context I have user uploaded content that needs to be backed up. The content is over 3 separate servers at /var/www/domain/media/ (on each server it is in the same place). The backup is a NFS ...
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Can directories and file inherit same permissions as parent directory?

I want all directories and files to inherit same permissions as parent directory.
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Disable OS-level caching

I want to be able to prevent the OS from caching in memory either: A particular file, or Any file a particular process accesses (i.e. by specifying a pid) Either would be helpful since I don't ...
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Differentiate betwen ELFves and scripts fast

How do I use file to differentiate between ELFves and scripts as fast as possible? I don't need any further details, just ELF, script (/plaintext), or other/error.
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Delete all the files which has only one line [duplicate]

I have a directory which contains about 9,000 files. I want to delete those files which have only one line. My command is: wc -l * | grep '^ 1 ' | awk '{$1=""; print $0}' | xargs -0 rm ...
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Extract creation date and modification time of file in Sunos [duplicate]

I want to extract creation date of a file and modification time. The format should be( yyyymmddhh24miss) My unix shell /usr/bin/ksh The file: file.txt My system: SunOS 5.10 Generic_150400-23 sun4v ...
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Explain the output of realpath [closed]

I am trying to use the command line to return the absolute path to a file. I read that there are multiple ways to go about this, namely the realpath, readpath -f, and locate commands. None of these ...
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How to store endless stream to file?

Let's have any stream of binary data (like /dev/random, /dev/zero, etc.). Let's have a file which size can be N at maximum. Let's the N is in order of gigabytes. Is there any elegant method/...
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Is it possible to pipe into dirsplit?

I'm trying to figure out the "Linux way" of accomplishing the following task. I have a directory with a bunch of sub-directories, each of which contain multiple files of various filetypes. I can ...
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How to delete all duplicate hardlinks to a file?

I've got a directory tree created by rsnapshot, which contains multiple snapshots of the same directory structure with all identical files replaced by hardlinks. I would like to delete all those ...
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Rename Multiple files gzips them and delete older than 10 days

I'm new to Linux/Unix and slowly learning it step by step. Unfortunately on today’s job interview was surprised by a task to do (which of course I didn’t know). I was asked to prepare a bash script ...
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Incorrect permissions on special files

I've noticed a lot of special files on Linux have what appears to be incorrect permissions: E.g.: $ ls -l /dev/fuse crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 10, 229 May 29 09:59 /dev/fuse appears writable but in ...
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Stop user from deleting file in directory

This is the scenario There is one directory /test which is owned by oracle.dba I created new user TEST who will have permission to create NEW files but it should not be able to delete the files he/...
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Why group-writable file works “unidirectionally”?

Users vi and rust share group rust and want to use some file in shared manner. rust$ ls -l myfile -rw-rw-r-- 1 vi rust 0 May 30 03:48 myfile rust$ stat myfile | grep Gid Access: (0664/-rw-rw-r--) ...
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How to sort files separately without merging?

File1: Brazil New Zealand Argentina Uruguay File2: Chile Russia Latvia Switzerland I realize that the command sort -n File1 File2 will sort all the files merged together and display it ...
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How can I successfuly port W10 files to Ubuntu? [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu (Dual boot with W10) and I can see my W10 partition from inside Ubuntu with all my files. They seem fairly corrupt on the Linux side (Text editors, web browsers, Steam etc) ...
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Finding change in shared object through bash

Here's my case- I have a package named say foo-1.2.3. I want to know which package it installs. So, I install it in a fakeroot approach and make a list of all files it install in a file called FILES ...
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search contents of files that are packed in a zip file

For my school project i have to create a script that allows you to search the contents of files that are packed in a zip file. You can give a "search string" with the script, followed by one or more ...
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Copying Files before They're Finished Transferring [closed]

Using Ubuntu 16.04 ext4, especially for chrome downloads. Can you copy files while they are not finished transferring?
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How to merge or join more than 2 files? [duplicate]

I have four files; file1: gene_id FPKM TRINITY_DN56960_c4_g1 36.91 TRINITY_DN42427_c0_g1 12.83 TRINITY_DN48728_c0_g1 6.22 TRINITY_DN50706_c0_g2 6604.75 TRINITY_DN51449_c1_g1 8.19 ...
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Count and compare files in Linux

I want to just compare the number of lines in two files. Below is the list of names of files. One file contains names/location of fastq files; the other file contains names/location of bam files. ...
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How can I copy a hidden directory recursively and preserving its permissions?

mkdir backupcache cp -rp .cache backupcache # or cp -rp \.cache backupcache does not work nothing gets copied and directory backupcache remains empty
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find command, is there a way to get a progress report?

firstly please forgive my lack of knowledge of Unix - that's why I'm here after all. I've created an AppleScript which searches for files on a Mac and have greatly improved the speed by using the ...
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How to determine which files are necessary in /bin, /lib, /var, etc.?

I'm currently trying to get an image working for a network boot using somebody else's file contents. The previous images I made keeping all original files present were way too big, so I need to shrink ...
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Move all sub-directory content up one level

My top level directory contains a bunch of sub-directories: af ar ca cs da de el en ... (lots more) Each of these directories has the exact, same structure. They contain two directories: v2.3.0 ...
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Delete old package versions within a backup folder

I have a folder that contains a large number of tar.xz packages that have their version number in their filenames . ex : vlc-2.2.2-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (old and should be deleted) vlc-2.2.3-2-x86_64....
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rhel - file modification logs

I found a strange file in my /home/user named FireZeMissiles1111.tmp. I am the sole user and did not create it, so it is kind of suspicious. It may have been left there by a program who's programmer ...
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Why are given file sizes slightly different between Windows and Linux?

I have just transferred (via scp) a bunch of .gz files from a Windows machine to my Linux machine. They are large files so I checked they had transferred entirely by comparing file sizes. Those that I ...
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search for files with specific text and copy these files to another directory

Relatively new to unix and still learning -- How do I search for files in a directory that contain a specific text and copy them to another directory ? I am using .ksh shell.
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Validate user response in shell script

My shell script is working fine and the files are copying to the remote directory. However I need to check if my INPUT_STRING is starting with S and also check if the files are present in the ...
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Assign a name to an inode [duplicate]

As far as I can tell (from what lsof tells me), once a file is opened by a process, I can rm it and the process will still be able to access it, because at that point all that counts is the inode. ...
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copy huge number of files into date structured directory order

I need to copy around 40.0000 files into date structured folders. example file: /var/public/voicelogging/quality_monitoring/20151209/bbbbbb_I_20151209-185841_xxxxxx_12434_89343.WAV Is one of the ...
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Bash script to fix file names

I have hundreds of folders with thousands subdirectories and files inside of them. The file names are currently in the format sf{number}-{number} - {text} and I need everything deleted until {text}....
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dd: write to multiple disks?

I have 2 exactly same formatted, same size and same brand SD-cards. I would like to dd image to /dev/disk2 and to /dev/disk3 at the same time. Pseudocode sudo dd bs=1m if=/Users/masi/2016-05-10-...
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Find differences of ownerships between two home folders?

I have two home folders: /home/masi and /home/masi_backup and I would like to find the differences between files of the two directories. Pseudocode vimdiff <`ls -la /home/masi` <`ls -la /home/...
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Copy and rename on collision

I'd like to merge the content of these folders with a command line. . ├── folder1 │ │ file.txt │ ├── folder2 │ │ file.txt │ └───folder3 │ file.txt How can I do this ?
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Compressing a folder but do not compress specific file types but include them in the gz file

I am using tar with pigz to compress a folder and save a backup. Size of this folder ~250 GB or more. This folder has variety of content including numerous text and log files, ISOs and zip files in ...
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burn ISO + save other files

is it possible to burn a linux installer on a flash drive with rufus on my 8gb flash and then after the ISO finished burning, just copy paste in 1 folder some other files. And then the istallation ...
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hidden directories to ls (not dot prefixed file)

I'm facing with a uncommon issue, which is: After btrfs read failure and a btrfs check --repair on my partition mounted in /home, it seems that some directories have disappeared. I explain : When I ...
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How to gather the name of the files in each subdirectory into a text file in that subdirectory?

I wanted to save the names of all files in each sub directory into a text file in that sub directory, so I wrote this script: #!/bin/bash for X in "$PWD" * do if [ -d "$X" ]; then ...
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What are semi-files?

I'm reading a paper about Android/Linux. It contains a line I'm not able to understand. I tried searching about "semi-files" but nothing relative came up. Can someone please rephrase it or explain it ...
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inserting modified date into filename - 2 cases

I believe I'll ask two separate questions, but the context is the same, so I hope it's alright. I have an output of few processes as presented below (which I can't modify). 25978.csv 26044.csv 26865....
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Retrieve text from a large file using a smaller matching header

I need to extract the text between two headers, if the first one matches with a source file for lookup the headers to search, example: &Header1 ...
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Bash script detecting change in files from a directory

I am a beginner in bash scripting and I am trying to make a script that detects if any of the files in a directory were changed within a 2 seconds interval. What I have so far is: #!/bin/bash for ...
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How to manipulate a file descriptor in another process? [duplicate]

Is there any way to manipulate (read, write, etc..) a file descriptor for any app which can be found in the path /proc/{pid}/fd? Especially for sockets. $ ll /proc/4229/fd total 0 lrwx------. 1 ...
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How can I compare different files without opening them?

I have two directories A and B; each one contains a lot of sub-directories geom001, geom002 ....etc each sub-directory contains a file named results. I want to compare, without opening any of them,...
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How can you move or copy specific files from a list of text files

So I have a directory of like 200 of the the following types of files: gre_6_c1_d34567.h3 gre_6_c1_d95543.h3 gre_6_c1_d42354.h3 gre_6_c1_d01452.h3 gre_6_c1_d23168.h3 gre_6_c1_435435.h3 The only ...
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rename the 10 most-recently modified files on AIX

I have some .xls files in a defined directory (say in /A/B). I want to rename top 10 latest files and append "-bkp" in their names. I tried, not working ls -lt *.xls | head -1 | awk '{print "mv " $9 ...
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Process several files and print filename without extension and the value of a specific key

I have ASCII file and I want to output the file name and a specific field from this file beside each other. For example: The contents of the ASCII file "data1.txt" is as follow: Name: John Age: 90 ...